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Seeing as it's my brother's birthday on Saturday and he's a metal fan, I thought I'd buy him Tool's Aenima. Obviously I had to unwrap it and give it a quick listen first - and wow ;)

Now I know there's another Tool album kicking around the house (which I possibly bought - I don't remember) and aside from a couple of tracks I've never really given it a proper listen. I can't wait to get home now ;)

Who else is a fan of Tool, and what websites would you recommend. I've heard people use the phrase 'toolgasm' before, and wish to know what that actually means...

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I really really like them probably one of my favourite bands. Never seen them live though.

I'm kinda taking a 'break' from listening to them the past 2 months, as I over exposed myself to their music for a long while.

As you probably already know, Maynard has another band called A Perfect Circle, they are nowhere near as good in my opinion, and they have the guitarist from smashing pumpkins, and it really shows.

Tool also get brownie points for liking Bill Hicks.

Only website I can think of is the official tool band site.

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Yeah I had a friend who loved APC, but I always found them a little boring. The Smashing Pumpkins perfected what they try 9 years ago IMO ;)

Yeah when 'Third Eye' came on I had a big grin on my face when Bill goes 'rrrrrrrreaaaaaaaaal fucking high.' heh heh.

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I was well into Tool, when they teamed up with Rage Against The Machine on tour.

Personally, I like the Undertow era.

Powerful stuff. Especially the story at the end of the album.

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I find people tend to like the album that they first got into the best.

For me, I completely OD'd on Lateralus - the hardest to digest, but absolutely sublime album - I'd recommend this one over the others to newcomers. I recently got a mate of mine into this CD and he generally listens to more mainstream stuff. He absolutely adores it now :ph34r:

I rank Aenima a close second and think undertow is good, but never listen to it much.

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i dont listen to metal anymore...apart from tool. there the only raaaawk ( \w/ :ph34r: ) band i still listen too...dude.

:(

i especially like the recipie for brownie's

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i dont listen to metal anymore...apart from tool. there the only raaaawk ( \w/ :ph34r: ) band i still listen too...dude.

:(

i especially like the recipie for brownie's

What you into now?

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not knowing what you'd be interested in, i'll give you everything.

toolshed.down.net is the best tool website out there, very comprehensive. in particular you'll want to make yourself aquainted with the faq. the official site: toolband.com is better than most band's but still not all that, imo.

this is a forum about tool that is now closed but makes for some very interesting reading: http://tool.kubed.net/phpBB2/viewforum.php?f=2

from it, this is a great thread about aenima and carl jung that i have bookmarked: http://tool.kubed.net/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=905

toolgasm is the name given to an experience where you expereince a sudden rush or maybe a kind of explosion energy inside of you of you similar to an orgasm at the climax of a song. i've experienced them before (only with tool, i might add) but it's often poked fun at because obviously it implies that tool deliver a unique experience in music in terms of the way it climaxes. maybe it's all subjective and tool fans are just that much more pretentious than any other band's. probabaly a mixture of the two.

i've seen them live. i suggest you all do the same. on mushrooms.

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Cheers for the info - I'll definetly be buying everything they've done over the next few weeks ;) I'm listening to this CD again...

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Oh yes, indeedy..if you haven't got it, you should get Undertow.

excellent.

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They've started work on a new album, the heaviest song's they've ever written apparently.

Tool - Opiate is alright too, very different in sound but still worth a listen. There's a cracking version of Part of Me on the Salival boxset.

Haven't listened to Tool for ages, might get those CDs out again.

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yeah, i like them. aneima is my fav album.

though i haven't listened to them in a long while, my tastes seem to have changed more into post rock type stuff, makes tool seem a bit dull.

still they gave me many months of joy, and do buy laterlarus. maybe undertow if you prefer more traditional type metal, its very different you see.

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when i first got into tool with undertow they were the first band i really got into. and that was the album that really showed me just how good music can be. i immersed myself in it for months before i bought aenima, listening to it every single night. then i got aenima and lateralus and loved them just as much. for me, it was amazing how i would listen to each album at least three or four times a week yet months later they would still get better with every listen, and to observe the progression they had made as a band, too. i'd also credit them for getting me into bill hicks and areas of psychology and philosophy. that said, i don't listen to them that much anymore, having got into loads of other stuff in particular the beach boys, boards of canada, radiohead, david bowie, the pixies, miles davis and sigur ros (hardly any other metal), but when i do i'm always reminded that they're my favourite band. i could go on but i've rambled enough already and anyone that's actually still reading would be better off spending their time looking through the links i posted.

go tool!

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I echo pretty much everything said, Lateralus was the first Tool cd I listened to and is indeed great, very different to the other stuff I listen to and so... catchy

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Great band. Great live band to listen to, but not very exciting performers. Except Danny Carey - the last 2 times I've seen them live I just watched him. One of the best drummers I've ever seen I think.

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Interesting post there a big boy, basically whats happened to me musically, though i didn't really like bill hicks.

though i don't really listen to tool anymore they did open my eyes in a musical sense, for example i won't judge something on the first listen.

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You know I didn't see any other Tool threads so i'll bump this 2 year old beauty

New Tool album, 2nd of May apparently.

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Go!

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That's a fantastic cover. Could be fake, knowing them. Regardless, I just came with great force.

Thanks.

Roll on 2nd of May.

PS: Their DVD-singles for Schism and Parabola are excellent, and long overdue! Buy 'em now, Tool fans.

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I think I shall buy them in the near future.

There were alot of fake covers floating about. This was officially released and is being used on amazon so there's a possibility that it is real.

The Album title "10'000 days" and track listings were posted on teh offical site also but as you say it's Tool.

Vicarious

Jambi

Wings For Marie (Pt 1)

10,000 Days (Wings Pt 2)

The Pot

Lipan Conjuring

Lost Keys (Blame Hofmann)

Rosetta Stoned

Intension

Right In Two

Viginti Tres

I desperatly want them to play in Ireland :lol:

Edit: In the mean time http://www.alexgrey.com/ great art. Did the Lateralus cover.

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heh, interesting reading old posts.

the new logo and artwork is cool as fuck. all early impressions are good.

does anyone know what the deal with them touring is? toolshed.down.net (semi-official) has them down to play download festival, glasgow 11th june and 13th and 14th of june at hammersmith apollo, while toolband.com (official) only has them down to only be playing download festival, albeit on a blatantly incomplete schedule.

weirder, stargreen.com is advertising on their homepage that tool tickets go on sale friday but with no other information concerning dates or venues or anything! well weird.

this is gonna be sooo good we should make sure ticket news (including download day tickets) is posted here as soon as it's available, at any rate. i have enabled email notification of replies. ;)

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Apparently ISIS might be supporting them on their tour. If that happens, I'll cum in my pants. Repeatedly. All the Persil in the world won't shift those stains.

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I think the cover looks a bit like one of those dodgy t-shirts you see people selling outside at shows, a bit tacky. I think it'll probably look better 'in the flesh' though.

I'd love to see them live again, the first time was amazing.

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I think the cover looks a bit like one of those dodgy t-shirts you see people selling outside at shows, a bit tacky. I think it'll probably look better 'in the flesh' though.

I'd love to see them live again, the first time was amazing.

Tickets go on sale tomorrow according to Stargreen.

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That cover sorta looks like it says fool, and we all know how fond they are of early April fools jokes. I'm just paranoid.

Anyway, new album, yes!

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